Debunking 5 Myths About ADHD

Jala Pearson

child-jala pearsonADHD is often associated with myths. This stems from a lack of understanding about the disorder. Let’s explore the truth behind these misconceptions.

ADHD tends to get over-diagnosed

Research shows that this has not been over diagnosed in the overall population. However, the juvenile nature of many suspected patients has led medical professionals to rush the diagnosis before proper evaluation.

Paying attention is impossible for someone with ADHD

When engaging in a fascinating topic, people with ADHD can focus tremendously. Areas where they don’t have a particular interest can be challenging.

Young people who take ADHD meds are more likely to take illegal drugs as they get older

As long as children take the the appropriate kind of medication at the correct dose, they will actually be less likely to later turn to illegal drugs. Not giving medicine to a child when they truly need it is actually more likely…

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